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6 Fun Ways to Research Before Writing a Historical Novel - Explained by a Professional Book Editor

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Professional UK book editor reveals a short but fun checklist historical fiction writers can use to triple the fun in the research process!

Some historical writers enjoy the research stage, but others find it tedious, dull, and uncreative, causing them to dive straight into the writing process without any information.

However, if you're writing historical fiction and you want your novel to be authentic, you need to research whether you like it or not...unless you're a genius who knows absolutely everything about a particular time period, historical figure or setting.

I get it, researching can feel like you're revising for an exam, but it really doesn't have to be so mind-numbing.

You may think effective research involves reading a load of educational information in black writing on a white page, but there are plenty of ways to make the research stage fun!